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Title: Structural FEM analysis of the strut-to-fuselage joint of a two-seat composite aircraft

An analysis of a strut-to-fuselage joint is realized in order to evaluate the zones with a high probability of failure by means of a safety factor. The whole section is analyzed using the Finite Element Method (FEM) so as to estimate static resistance behavior, therefore it is necessary a numerical mock-up of the section, the mechanical properties of the Carbon-Epoxy (C-Ep) material, and to evaluate the applied loads. Results of the analysis show that the zones with higher probability of failure are found around the wing strut and the fuselage joint, with a safety factor lower than expected in comparison with the average safety factor used on aircrafts built mostly with metals.
Authors:
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  1. IPN, ESIME Ticomán, Av. Ticomán 600, Col. San José Ticomán 07340 (Mexico)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22280363
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1599; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 7. international conference on times of polymers (TOP) and composites, Ischia (Italy), 22-26 Jun 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; AIRCRAFT; BUILDING MATERIALS; CARBON; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; EPOXIDES; FAILURES; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; JOINTS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; METALS; PROBABILITY; SAFETY